Whole School Sports Day, sponsored by SPAR, is planned to take place on Thursday, June 6th (weather permitting). All parents are welcome to attend. Proceedings will begin at approximately 9.30am. All children should wear a tracksuit and bring along shorts, a hat, sun cream and a bottle of water. In the interest of child protection, it is our school’s policy that photographs should not be recorded by parents using any mobile devices. Each class has been assigned an Irish county and if possible, children are invited to wear the colour associated with their team. An ice-cream stand will be operated by some of our P7s and all children can purchase one for £1, with all proceeds going towards school funds. In the event of inclement weather, a post will be made on the school website / facebook page early on Thursday morning to notify parents if Sports Day has to be rearranged. Hopefully we will have a dry day and lots of fun!
Congratulations to the Primary 7 class of 2019 who made their Confirmation on Thursday evening past in St Oliver Plunkett’s Church Forkhill. It was a beautiful ceremony, which was enriched by the lovely music from the joint school choir from Mullaghbawn and Forkhill, under the guidance of Mrs Murphy and Mrs McCann.
P7 will need to be well rested over the long weekend as they head off on their residential trip to Carlingford on Tuesday morning. The bus will depart the school @8am sharp.
Today P1B and Dun Dealgan National School visited Bluebell Lane as part of the Shared Education Project. We all had an absolutely fantastic day. Thank you so much to Padraig and his helpers for making our day so memorable!
St Mary’s Staff are participating in the Race for Life walk on Sunday in Belfast in memory of our treasured V.P. Mrs Ann Murphy and all those we know who have lost their battle with cancer. The Race for Life raises much needed funds for Cancer Research in Northern Ireland. Tomorrow Friday 24th May there will be a non uniform day in school with all proceeds going to this very worthy cause. Thank you all your support.
The Nursery would like to thank Mrs O’Hagan, her P3class and Finnegan’s Nursery for coming over this morning and performing “Operation transformation”on our garden. They weeded, planted and watered a new sensory patch and added splashes of colour and scent all around. As a thank you we all shared morning snack outside and the ice lollies went down a treat. We then made the most of the sunny day with the P3s and Nursery enjoying an outdoor play session together, finishing our impromptu fun day with a magical dramatised story in our Willow Hut. School days really are the best ……
The annual Cross Country event is due to take place tomorrow, Wednesday, May 22nd in Kilbroney Park in Rostrevor. All P4, P5, P6 & P7 pupils have put in a great effort training during the month of May and we wish good luck to all of the competitors who have qualified to represent St Mary’s tomorrow. Pupils taking part need to remember to bring water, sun cream, a packed lunch, weather appropriate clothing and any medication if needed. The bus will leave school shortly after 9:10am, so pupils also need to ensure they arrive on time.
P1 are currently involved in a Shared Education Project with Dun Dealgan National School. On Tuesday Dun Dealgan came to St. Mary’s to participate in lessons around the theme of Folklore. Then on Wednesday we travelled to Dundalk where we joined in art and music lessons with the boys and girls in Dun Dealgan. We are looking forward to meeting up with our new friends very soon.
There will be a non-uniform day this Friday, May 3rd.
All proceeds will go towards the Mullaghbawn U14 Camogie team as they raise money to finance their trip to Cork for the All Ireland Feile in June. A voluntary donation of £1 per child or £2 per family would be greatly appreciated.
What a beautiful day to celebrate the first day of May. The Nursery class and the “Tubbies” Mother and Toddler group decorated a tree beside the Community hall to celebrate the ancient festival of Bealtaine. Each child participated and really enjoyed their outing. Check out the tree when you are passing, it looks really well.